The 13th Annual Girl’s Night Out was held at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. The Girl’s Night Out event is the area’s largest fundraiser for local cancer-related charities, raising over $400,000 since its start.
The event featured food, entertainment, door prize and raffle drawings, and a “Bras for a Cause” competition and auction, with all proceeds to benefit local breast cancer research.
“Angels in the Outfield,” a group including employees of The Bellevue Hospital and sponsored by the Bellevue Fraternal Order of Eagles #490, competed in the “Bras for a Cause” contest. They have attended and participated in “Bras for a Cause” annually since 2010.
Teams were encouraged to decorate a bra to creatively express themselves, and make a statement – about breast cancer and breast cancer research. All contending bras had to be completely covered, painted or embellished so that no natural fabric was exposed.
The decorated bras were displayed for early voting in the Sandusky Mall, with additional voting chances available the night of the event. Participants had to purchase chances to vote for the bra of their choice.
Out of nearly 40 teams, “Angels in the Outfield” took first place in the “Bras for a Cause” contest, winning $300 for their Mash Up For Mammography themed bra. The team generously donated their winnings back to breast cancer research.
The “Angels in the Outfield” team started seven years ago, in honor and support of former TBH Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department director, Emily Wadsworth, a breast cancer warrior. During the years of competition, several team members have had loved ones affected by breast cancer, driving them to remain active in Girl’s Night Out and breast cancer research.
From left: Melissa Richards (ER), Suzanne Fay (ER), Tracy Susana (Sgt. with the Sandusky Police Department), Mary Meade (Occupational Health), Vickie Elswick (ER), Laurie Trapp (ER), Tina Smith (Specialty Care) and Mandy Kelley (formerly ER).